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Sneak a Peek at Our Design Center Experience

May 18, 2018

 If you’ve never sold a Richmond American home, you may not know about one of our greatest differentiators: design personalization. Where some builders may have a handful of carpet swatches and flooring tiles for buyers to browse, we have The Home Gallery™. Located in a dozen cities across the states we serve, our Home Gallery™ design centers showcase hundreds of interior options, from flooring and cabinets to backsplashes, lighting, home technology, door hardware and more. Buyers who choose to build from the ground up…

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How to Help Military Homebuyers

May 10, 2018
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Buying a home presents a few extra challenges for active-duty servicemen and women, but it also offers some unique advantages—the opportunity to build equity while using a tax-free Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH), for example. Armed with a little information, your military client’s experience doesn’t have to be much different from the average homebuyer’s.   Here’s what you can do to help: Find out how far from base your clients would like to live. For some military families, the distance from base isn’t just a…

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See What Sets the Julia Floor Plan Apart

April 13, 2018
Julia model home exterior

It’s no wonder we offer the Julia in Las Vegas, NV—the spacious ranch-style floor plan truly is a show stopper! Also available in Inland Empire, CA, the three-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom home is designed for entertaining with the incredible included features and open, inviting layout your clients are seeking. Other reasons your buyers will be drawn to the Julia: All of the Julia’s living and entertaining spaces are conveniently located on one level. Thoughtful features, like versatile flex space or a home management center just off the…

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Real Estate Stories to Share this Spring

April 3, 2018
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Q1 is done! Are you ready for a fast and furious Q2? Since you’ll be spending all your time showing homes and making calls, we’ve gathered some stories for you from our homebuyer blog, Homeward™. Schedule them into your social media calendar over the next few weeks to keep content flowing to your followers without the hassle of writing it. You’re welcome. Choosing Paint Colors for Resale Success 5 Ways to Help Maintain (or Improve) Your Credit Score Tips for Hiring Movers 7 Steps to…

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Free Real Estate Photography Guide

March 8, 2018

It’s hard to overstate the importance of good real estate photography. Good listing photos can mean the difference between a quick and profitable home sale and months of inactivity. That’s why it’s important to leave the photos to the professionals whenever possible. That being said… We love real estate photography, and we couldn’t resist sharing some pro tips from our in-house photo team! Whether you’re a real estate agent interested in branching into real estate photography—or just looking for ways you can make your clients’…

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Mortgage Rates on the Rise? Time to Lock!

March 2, 2018

Mortgage rates are making headlines again. With Freddie Mac reporting the highest 30-year fixed rate average in four years and further hikes possible in the next few months, buyers on the fence may be feeling some urgency to make a move. During Richmond American’s Time to Lock Event, house hunters have two ways to keep ahead of rising rates: For a limited time, Richmond American’s affiliate, HomeAmerican Mortgage Corporation, is offering an extended rate lock for up to 350 days—with a one-time option to re-lock…

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Floor Plan Spotlight: The Raven & Ryder

January 12, 2018
Ryder model home exterior

Selling luxury homes in the Phoenix area? Be sure to tour the spectacular Raven and Ryder in Litchfield Park. Your clients will find it hard to choose between these inspired ranch-style plans! Both floor plans feature an expansive great room that opens onto a covered patio, spacious kitchen and nook. Bedrooms are located away from the common areas for privacy, and each plan offers a formal dining room, a study and two garages—a side-entry, single-car garage and a front-facing, two-car garage. Typical options include gourmet…

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2018 VA Home Loan Limits

December 19, 2017
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Did you know that 2018 VA loan limits for 100% financing will increase across thousands of counties? For military buyers, that could mean their borrowing power will get a boost—potentially by thousands of dollars! Learn more about this popular loan option on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ website, then check out the new limits in your area. If there’s a bump, that could be the motivation your military clients need to get moving in Q1. Need a copy of our free Military Homebuyer Guide?…

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Meeting the Demand for Affordable Homes

December 7, 2017
Coral model home, Seasons™ Collection

Due to overwhelming popularity, our Seasons™ Collection has expanded to over a dozen communities across Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, Virginia, Florida—and soon, Utah, bringing Richmond American quality within reach for many more homebuyers. If you haven’t had a chance to familiarize yourself with this line of affordable homes, take just two minutes to view our new video and discover why house hunters (especially first-time buyers) are so excited. Typical specs for Seasons™ floor plans: 2 to 5 bedrooms 2 to 3 baths 2-car garage 1,400 to…

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How to Explain Closing Costs

September 29, 2017
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Ever had a first-time homebuyer confused over closing costs? Prepping clients for these important figures can help ensure smooth sailing on closing day—not to mention a rock-solid client-agent relationship with the potential for extra referral business! Below you’ll find some quick basics you can go over with your clients. Even experienced homebuyers may not know everything that’s lumped into the category of closing costs, and might appreciate the extra clarification from their trusted real estate agent.   What are closing costs? Closing costs, also called…

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